Dr. Drago's Madcap Chase
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Blue Byte is getting very excited about its latest product for the pc. After wowing us all with the totally awesome Battle Isle 2 (which is still selling remarkably well, even though it's been out for over a year) the firm is now having a stab at trying to invent a new genre. A bold step perchance? Surely just about every style of game that there can be has already been released several squillion times?
Well, to be honest, Dr Drago's is a bit different from many other games. For a start, it's one of the few we've come across that is pitched as a multi-player game. Now I'm not talking about all of this Doom-style networks and modem-linking nonsense... no, I'm talking about a group of people sitting down in front of a single computer and passing the joypad from person to person. To play it alone would be a bit boring; this game is something that is designed to be played by a group of people, ideally a family.
The game of life?
The object of the game is actually pretty simple. You have to move around a map of the world, travelling to randomly chosen destinations while trying to acquire as much money as you possibly can. Movement is dictated by a set of predetermined paths around the world, and the distance that can be travelled is affected by each player having a bash on a slot machine which generates random numbers. As you move around, each "step" of the route is coloured according to one of three different rules, and depending on which colour you land on, you either have to pay penalty, receive a Monopoly-style "chance" card, or you are given the opportunity to purchase property (which in turn can make you money in the form of rent).
This is all well and good, and makes for a nice turn-based race around the world, but there is an added problem which comes in the shape of the malevolent Dr Drago himself. This 'tached loony spends all of his time cruising the world, trying to mak life difficult for people by nicking their money and spending it on wine, wimmin and the gee-gees.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP